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Name of legal entity Country Overall project value (EUR) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners
Ministry of Finance of Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 630.000 1 130 MD Ministry of Finance of Republic of Macedonia French Ministry of Finance (FASEP) 10.05.2008 - 10.03.2009 Available upon request

MUNICIPAL SERVICES IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Global objective

Assistance to Municipalities and Communal Services Enterprises in preparation and execution of municipal infrastructures projects.

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

Component I: Sub-project preparation and related assessments:

  • Confirmation of the subproject appraisal criteria and selection process
  • Review of subprojects
  • Feasibility studies of a minimum number of the selected sub-projects
    • Technical aspects
    • Financial assessments and capacity to borrow of municipalities
    • Financial and Economic cost/benefit assessments of sub-projects
    • Environmental and Social Safeguards:
      • Preparation of the subproject - specific Environmental Management Plans (EMP) (if an EIA is required, detailed ToR for such a study)
      • Subproject Social Assessments to determine the need for land acquisition and/or resettlement (if land acquisition, ToRsfor LARAP)
    • Development of bidding documents for the first round sub-projects.

Component II: Development of MSIP detailed project design and operational procedures

  • Institutional and organisational assessments,
  • Design of financial arrangements between the national government and participating local entities
  • Design of the project's operational procedures
    • Institutional Development Plan,
    • Project Implementation and Procurement Plan,
    • Project Management Manual (PMM),
    • Project Financial Management System (PFMS) and Manual,
  • Design of capacity building activities related to the above functions.

Component III: Capacity building for project implementation:
On-the-job training, workshops and preparation of related training materials for municipal, CSE and some central government staff to include the following:

  • Provision of ongoing support to the PIU, including orientation and capacity building on management of World Bank - finance dprojects;
  • Procurement and financial management orientation, including the use of PMM and PFMS;
  • Capacity-building activities on sub-project preparation and implementation for municipal governments and CSEs.

Component IV: Defining the Monitoring and Evaluation System:

  • Design of the methodology for monitoring and results evaluation;
  • Proposal of baseline data based on relevant existing data.